The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 49 24 23
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 11 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.91% 4.71% 2.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.96% 37.21% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 3
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£317 £281 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.71% -19.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -16.48%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Communications & Networking Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
92 43 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 15.97% 12.65% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 36 7
Average daily rate £275 £280 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 3
Average hourly rate £21.50 £10.00 £10.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+115.00% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £10.00 £10.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £10.00 £10.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Newcastle upon Tyne region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall.

1 10 (76.92%) LAN
1 10 (76.92%) WAN
1 10 (76.92%) Juniper
2 9 (69.23%) Security Cleared
3 8 (61.54%) CheckPoint
3 8 (61.54%) TippingPoint
4 7 (53.85%) SC Cleared
4 7 (53.85%) Structured Cabling
5 6 (46.15%) Internet
5 6 (46.15%) VPN
5 6 (46.15%) HP
5 6 (46.15%) Network Security
6 5 (38.46%) Cisco
6 5 (38.46%) Data Centre
7 3 (23.08%) Junos
7 3 (23.08%) F5
7 3 (23.08%) Riverbed
7 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
7 3 (23.08%) MS Office
7 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
7 3 (23.08%) Windows
7 3 (23.08%) Crossbeam
7 3 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (23.08%) Wireless
7 3 (23.08%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (23.08%) McAfee
8 2 (15.38%) BGP
8 2 (15.38%) NetScreen
8 2 (15.38%) Blue Coat
8 2 (15.38%) Change Management

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) WebLogic
1 1 (7.69%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) LAN
1 10 (76.92%) WAN
2 7 (53.85%) Structured Cabling
3 6 (46.15%) VPN
3 6 (46.15%) Internet
3 6 (46.15%) Network Security
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (23.08%) Wireless
4 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
4 3 (23.08%) Junos
5 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
5 2 (15.38%) BGP
5 2 (15.38%) NetScreen
5 2 (15.38%) IPsec
5 2 (15.38%) SAN
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (7.69%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (7.69%) SSH
6 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (7.69%) DNS
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Network Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Security Officer
2 1 (7.69%) Environment Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Cryptography
2 1 (7.69%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (7.69%) Freedom of Information Act
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
3 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Network Load Balancing
2 2 (15.38%) Change Management
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) Service Management
3 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
3 1 (7.69%) Information Security
3 1 (7.69%) Time Management
3 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (7.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Perl
1 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
1 1 (7.69%) Korn
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) Security Cleared
2 7 (53.85%) SC Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) CCNP
3 2 (15.38%) CCNA
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (7.69%) CISA
4 1 (7.69%) CISMP
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) JSP 440
2 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
1 2 (15.38%) vSphere
1 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (7.69%) NFS
2 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Juniper
2 8 (61.54%) CheckPoint
2 8 (61.54%) TippingPoint
3 6 (46.15%) HP
4 5 (38.46%) Cisco
5 3 (23.08%) Riverbed
5 3 (23.08%) McAfee
5 3 (23.08%) Crossbeam
5 3 (23.08%) F5
6 2 (15.38%) Blue Coat
6 2 (15.38%) Aruba
6 2 (15.38%) 3PAR
6 2 (15.38%) EMC
6 2 (15.38%) Remedy
7 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
7 1 (7.69%) Oracle